NJ issues Air Quality Alert in advance of heat, humidity

     South Seaside Park in October 2013. (Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    South Seaside Park in October 2013. (Justin Auciello/for NewsWorks)

    An air quality alert is in effect for Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued a “Code Orange” alert for the region in advance of the heat and humidity that will invade the area. 

    “Air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups,” the alert advises. “Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases, and the elderly.”

    The alert says to avoid strenuous activity and exercise indoors to minimize the effects of air pollution.

    An air quality alert is not yet in effect for Wednesday, which is expected to be the hottest day of the week

    “Tuesday and Thursday may be uncomfortable but not so threatening as Wednesday,” the National Weather Service advises.

    For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles, visit here.  

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